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Baldur's Gate 3 is coming to Early Access in August, probably

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During the Guerrilla Collective livestream today, a new trailer for Baldur's Gate 3 announced the RPG is coming to Early Access in August.

Probably. Maybe. As Larian CEO Swen Vincke explained, the studio is working hard towards that goal, but development challenges from COVID-19 might delay their plans. "We've been hit like everybody else in the world. Nonetheless, we managed to make a lot of progress, so we think we're going to make it." 

Vincke pointed to performance capture as one potential roadblock between them and the Early Access release. He also listed out a number of changes to the game since it's last been seen, including graphical improvements, combat tweaks and changes to the narrator.

We'll get to see more of Baldur's Gate 3 soon, with an interactive livestream on June 18.

Check out our in-depth cover story on Baldur's Gate 3 from earlier this year for more details.

Wes Fenlon
Wes Fenlon

Wes has been covering games and hardware for more than 10 years, first at tech sites like The Wirecutter and Tested before joining the PC Gamer team in 2014. Wes plays a little bit of everything, but he'll always jump at the chance to cover emulation and Japanese games.


When he's not obsessively optimizing and re-optimizing a tangle of conveyor belts in Satisfactory (it's really becoming a problem), he's probably playing a 20-year-old Final Fantasy or some opaque ASCII roguelike. With a focus on writing and editing features, he seeks out personal stories and in-depth histories from the corners of PC gaming and its niche communities. 50% pizza by volume (deep dish, to be specific).